News From Willow Tree Pottery
 

You Are Invited to Visit
Willow Tree Pottery
During the Art and Garden Tour
and CT Open House Day
June 9 and 10
10 am - 5 pm
24 Bebbington Road, Ashford
Greetings!
My (very informal) cottage gardens will again be part of the Art and Garden Tour of Northeastern Connecticut along with seven other interesting gardens in Ashford and nearby towns. We will all have our art on display in amongst our borders and beds and in our studios. It's a nice leisurely way to enjoy art and horticulture.

Several gardens on the tour, including mine, will also feature guest artists. Plus refreshments.

Click for a MAP.
Cheers!
                                             Suzy Staubach
 
Around Willow Tree Pottery
A trencher ready for the fire.
A trencher ready for the kiln. This is a classic shape from the Middle Ages. Nice for corn on the cob, asparagus, or a stack of homemade biscuits.
Potentilla
It was a challenging winter for the gardens. Do I always say that? Some rose damage and a few lost plants. But oh how nice to see all the green and fresh growth.
Hay and hay rake
Outside my studio door.
Don't Worry! Yes, it's a hayfield, but in a few short steps down the driveway you will come to the gardens and pottery. We will have the hay cut in a few weeks but have to wait for the daffodil foliage to ripen. It's all about the flowers!

Meanwhile, here's a chipmunk outside the studio door. Seems a little too interested the the pots that were drying on the bench. Fortunately, no harm was done. Nature!

WILI
Barbara Katz and I will be on John Murphy's show on WILI on Wednesday, June 6 at 5:10. We will be talking about the Art and Garden Tour.

THE HEN'S NEST -
Washington Depot, CT
You can see some of my pottery at a wonderful new gallery in pretty Washington Depot next to the Hickory Stick Bookshop.

JOE IS EXHIBITING
Art Space Gallery
June weekends through the 21st
Joe (Joseph Szalay) is be exhibiting a few of framed, black and white osprey photos in the WRAC Annual Member Show.
480 Main Street Willimantic, CT
Baking Dishes
Corn bread, potatoes au gratin, or a cheddar and onion custard will bake nicely in these dishes once they've emerged from the kiln.


My Books ...and another on the way.

The contract is signed and I am hard at work on my next book, Anatomy of a Garden to be published by Timber Press in the fall of 2019. The book will look at the various elements that make up a garden, their history, and uses.. Exciting project. At my desk in the mornings and wheel in the afternoons. Happiness.
Clay: The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element. Published by the University Press of New England. Available at independent bookstores.
Guy Wolff: Master Potter in the Garden.
Published by the University Press of New England. Available at independent bookstores.
Willow Tree Pottery, 24 Bebbington Road, Ashford, CT.
Contact me at 860-287-8056 or [email protected]